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Closest planet to the earth, rep mars owns two /moons, 
dei/vaos and ph08os, polar caps of snow, and green vegetation 
that blanket parts of its surface. clouds have been observed 
on a4ars, giv/in6 rise to the speculation that it has an atmosphere/ 
aud so, is the likeliest of all planets, next to the earth itself, 

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Jhl GREAT BRITISH NOVELIST H.G.WELLS, 
FIRST BROUGHT THE A1EN FROM MARS TO 

THE ATTENTION! OF THE WORLD IN WS DRAMATIC 

NOVEL"Wf WAR OF THE WORLV5" WHEREIN THE 
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AS RECENTLY AS T958, 
PRAMATIC ACTOR ORSON 
WELLES THREW THE 
ENTIRE EASTERN SEA- 
BOARP OF THE UNITEP 
STATES INTO A FRENZY 
WITH HIS BROAPCAST 
OF THIS NOVEL. 



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\ COPYRIGHT 1951 BY APPROVED COMICS, INC. 

liARS OF MAUS, \o. 10, APRIL-MAY, published bi-monthly by Approved Comics, Inc., 185 N. Wabash 
Ave., Chicago 1, 111. Distributed by Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. Executive and Editorial Office, 366 Madison 
Ave., New York 17, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at Post Office, Chicago, 111. All com- 
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Chicago 1, 111. The Publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or art work. Manuscripts or 
art work accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be returned. No similarity between any 
of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions appearing in this magazine and those of any living 
or dead person or institution is intended and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. 

PRINTED IN U. S. A. 




IJHERE ISN'T A MAN, WOMAN, OR CHILP ON EARTH WHOJZOESN'T THRILL TO THE FABULOUS EXPLOITS 
OF THAT INCREPIBLE CRUSAPER FROM ANOTHER WORLP, LARS OF MARS J BUT HOW P/P HE EVER 
GET TO EARTH? WHAT /S THE REAL INS/PE STORY OF HOW HE FIGHTS THE PREAP FORCES OF EVIL 
WITH SCIENTIFIC MEANS R HERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME, IS THAT AMAZING STORY IN FULL... THE 
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THERE CAN BE ABSOLUTELY 
NO QUESTION ABOUT IT/ THAT 
EXPLOSION ON THE PLANET 
EARTH WAS SO GIGANTIC, 
IT MUfr NAVE SEEN AN 

H-BOMB/ 





THIS IS TERRIBLE/ IT MAY MEAN 
INTERPLANETARY VMR/ MILLIONS 

OF VEAW AGO, THE INHABITANTS OP 
VENUS TOVEP WfTH COLOSSAL WEAPONS/ 
EVENTUALLY, THERE WAS A TERRIBLE 
SPACE WAR THAT ALMOST WIPEP OUT 
BOTH MARS ANP VENUS / 




WE BARELY MANAGEP TO CRUSH 
THE INVAPERS/THE OUTCOME 
WAS THE MARS- VENUS PACT, 
IN WHICM INTERPLANETARY 
TRAVEL WAS OUTLAWEP / 
NOW, HISTORY AAAV BE ABOUT 

TO REPEAT fTSELP... BUT 
THIS TIME, WITH EARTM 
AS THE AGGRESSOR / ^a 




WE CAN CALL ON THE 

SERVICES OP THE MOST 

PARING APVENTURER 

OP OUR PLANET... 

CALLING LARS OF 
MAR* J PROP WHATEVER 
YOU ARE POINS ANP 
REPORT AT ONCE TO 
THE COUNCIL / 



HEAR THAT. VOU BIG HULKING MONSTROS- 
ITY? YOU'RE SUPPOSEP TO STOP CRUSH- 
ING THE LIFE OUT OP ME ...SO I CAN 
ROCKET BACK TO THE COUNCIL / 



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I CAN'T UNDERSTAND? 
WMATS DELAYING LARS/ 

ME MAS ALWAYS BEEN 
CXJf? MOST DEPENDABLE 
I AGENT / 




TMIS MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO INTERPLANETARY 

WAR...6WZ£$y...WE PLANT A PEACE-SEEKING 

AGENT ON EARTM... YOU J AS YOU KNOW, WE 
OUTLAWED INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL AFTER 

TME MARS-VENUS WAR/ BUT NOW WE'RE 
GOING TO VIOLATE TMAT BAN / 





^ WE'VE SUMMONED YOU ON A MATTER OF 
INFINITELY MOKE IMPORTANCE, LARS / 
THERE MAS BEEN AN H-BOMB 
EXPLOSION ON EARTM / 

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PLANNING A VACATION 
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TO TRAVEL *£V£AAL 
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EXPLOSION ON 
EARTM...AND IM 
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YOU ARE TO ELIMINATE THE 
POSSIBILITY OF INTERPLANETARY 

WARFARE EN WAGING A CONSTANT 
BATTLE AGAINST THE FORCES OF 
EVIL ON EARTH-USING YOUR SUPER 
INTELLIGENCE, ANP ADVANCE!?^ 
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\A BRANP NEW SPACE-SH/P THE F/RST TO 
LEAVE MARS S/NCE THE BAN ON SPACE-FL/GHT 
WAS CLAMPEO ON AFTER TN£ PJSAGTROUS 
MARS-VENUS WAR, HURTLES UP /NTO THE 
ENfSMAT/CVOtQ OF OUTER SPACE. 




THE VOYAGE THROUGH SPACE 
LAST AN STERN/TV*. LATER.. 
SLEUTH'S VEHfCLE STREAKS 
EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE... 



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ALL RIGHT, ACTION- BOY, YOU CAN CUTOUT THE 
FAKE HEROIC*/ I JOJOW YOU'RE GOING TO 
PRETENP VOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SAVING 
ME FROM THE BIS, BAP ROBOT'S... BUT. 
YOU'RE Ml REP ANYWAY/ 

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THEY AREN'T REAL I 
ANP YOU'RE NOT 
REALLV IN 
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FUTURISTIC GET UP SO 
VOU'P LANP TME JOB... 
BUT IT'S EVEN MORE 
CLEVER OP YOU TO 
kEEP INSISTING- 
YOU'RE ACTUALLY 
FROM MARS/iPH^y 
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ANP WHERE DO YOU GET ALL 
THAT WONPERFUL INTERPLANETARY 
ENERGY, LARS? 

FROM 

'CRACKETY-WACKETy* 
. ^_ CEREALS, OF 
I; ■■T COURSE/ 






THEY CLAIM 
THAT HAM IS 
REALLY FROM 
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WE'LL CALL THE SHOW: LARS OF MAR*/ 
OUR PUBLICITY WILL INSIST THE LEAP 
ROLE BE PLAYEP BY A REAL MAN FROM 
MARS/ NO ONE WILL BELIEVE 



IT, OF COURSE, BUT IT 
WILL BE SURE-FIRE 
MOKUM / 



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th/s pos/t/on 
can be a front 

for my secret 

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THAT MARTIAN 

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TELEVISION 

SHOW/ 



BUT HE 
CAN'T BE/ 

EVERYONE 

KNOWS THAT 
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JUST A < 
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THE ASTOUNP/Nt 
APVENTURESOF 

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MARTtAN OUSAPER 
OH EARTH/ PONT 
MISS A SINGLB- 
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WE'RE GUPPOGED TO BE A GANG 
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GO WHAT ? 
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pretending i'm from mars 
means i'm going- to be the 
continual butt of jokes, 
let's just call tme 
whole thing off / 



CONTBEA 
SOREHEAD, £AGfJ . 
YOUR DECEPTION 
PAVS YOU A 

HANDSOME SALARY 
-AND YOU'RE 

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WHAT A SITUATION / I'M 
PCALLY A MAN PROM MARS.. 
YET NO ONE BELIEVES IT/ 
AND SINCE I'VE GOT THIS 
JOB PORTRAYING A MARTIAN 
ON TELEVISION, EVERYONE 
JUST LAUGHS AT THE IPEA ' 





■R-INLARe'PENTHOU9£ €UIT£*.. 



LARS... ~^S£ CHAIRMAN OF THE 
CALLING MARS/F«//=WF/W£ COUNCIL.'. 
COME IN, REP > J? ANSWERING 
PLANET / V0Z ON EARTH/ WHAT'* 




I WANT TO GO HOME... 
TO MARS / PLEASE GIVE 

ME PERMISSION / 



NO, LARS.' YOU'RE TO 
REMAIN RISHT WHERE 
SOU ARE, UNTIL ALL 
EVIL IS BANISHES? 
FROM EARTH/, 




(&6N)-T GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE 
TO RESIGN MYSELF TO STAYING- 
HERE FOREVER/ 





"r COULP EAGILV HANDLE 
WESE HOOPS, BUT I'LL SO 
PEACEABLY W/TH THEM 
SO I CAN LEARN WHAT 

7U/G /S ALL 
ABOUT J' J 



THAT'S A GOOP 
BOY/ BEHAVE, ANP 
YOU WON'T GET 
HURT / 




HERE ME IS, 
BOSS...*!/?. 

LA*S OF MARS, 

HIMSELF/ 



THIS y I RECOGNI2E VOU / 
/€ A \ YOU'RE "SCHEMER" 
PLEASURE .') BIXBY...GANG LEAP- 

BR WANTED BV THE 

POLICE / 




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J LARS Of MARS.' 

IMAGINE ME MEETING 
YOU/ I'VE FAITHFULLY 

FOLLOWED YOUR 
ADVENTURE'S ON 
TELEVISION FOR 
WEEKS /THE WAY 
YOU CLEAN UP 
YOUR ENEMIES 

IS SOME SIGHT.' 



YOU KNOW, ' 
OF COURSE, 
THAT THE 
THEME OF MY 

TELEVISION 
SHOW IS 
THAT CRIME 
DOES NT PAY/ 



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EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THIS 
TALK OF YOUR BEING A REAL 
MAN FROM MARS IS JUST 
PUBLICITY NONSENSE, 
BUT I GOT AN 




I'M NOT FROM 
MARS, ANP I 
WON'T BE A 

PARTY TO ANY 
WRONGDOING / 



THERE'S ONLY 
ONE FLAW TO 

VOUR argument/ 




SUPPOSE EVERYONE 
THOUGHT YOU REALLY 
WERE FROM MARS... 
AND WERE A CROOK/ 
THEY'D BE PLENTY 
SCAKEP WOULDN'T 
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GOT IT, BOYS ? CAR* 
CCVAES RACING INTO 
TWE QUALITV JEWELER* 
CO., WAVING HIS RfcY-fiUN / 
AS ME DOES, GLUGCY 
WILL SET OFF THE 
FLASH POWDER 1 
CHARGE / 



a^iiv/ahiv/twey'll 
be so scared, we'll 

be outta there with 

the loot before 

they realre what 

its all about / 





RECOVERING 
FROM THE 
*LOW,7HE 

MARTIAN 
*USUTH 

races our 

THB STORE'S 

SACK 
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andpqhsa 
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•SO-LONG, FELLA /MAVBE 
,.A/A /A/A .<..VOU'LL SEE 
AAARS WHILE COUNTING 
■^ — T STARS/ 




§Pt/URTLES LARS, 
PROA*ELL£P SV MS 
POWERFUL ROCRET- 

M0FDR w SCREAMING 
THE AM&TMW 

VICTORY YELL ... 





VEOW/ SOMETHIN' JUST 
STREAKED BY/ WHAT 
WAS It ?/ 




HEY/ IT'S A FLYINS 
MASKED GUY... AN' 
IT LOOKS LIKE... 
LARS OF MAPS/ 



IT CAN'T BE THAT HAM 
ACTOI?- AN' SO IT MUST BE 
A REAL MAN FKOAA MAR'S / 
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THE VEHICLE 

SEEKS TO 



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\„JNE MAN FfiOM MAFS PEPFQPMS A MfPACULQUS FEAt/\ 



LARS' RAY- GUM'S POWERFUL MAGNET/CPAY PPAWS 
THE VEH/CLE &4C*C TV SAFETY/ 







A REAL MAN FROM MARS 
ACCOMPLISH I NS MIRACLES 
ON EARTH.- ANP OUR T.V. 
PROGRAM MAS TO BE 

CONTENT WITH A PHONEY 
-NAMELY Vn/J / 



CHEEJ? UP, JUNE / 

YOU CANT HAVE 

EVERYTHING-/ 




THE BOOMERANG 



"Excellency, the bomb is ready! Soon now, we 
will blast the first of the democratic capitals out 
of existence!" 

There was pride and triumph in the smile and in 
the sharp salute of the heavily-medalled man as 
he stood before the desk of the mustached man 
behind it. The General brought his saluting arm 
down, and chuckled. 

"It is the perfect way to wage war, Excellency! 
Our mathematicians have worked things out so 
perfectly that we merely press a button, and the 
master bomb shoots from its cradle. When it 
comes down — " 

The Dictator interrupted, slapping his palms 
together to make a loud sound. "When it comes 
down — pouff! One of the greatest cities in the 
democratic world will be wiped out of existence! 
Am I right, General?" 

The General was a diplomat. He bowed, smirk- 
ing. "You are always right, Excellency. I have 
taken the liberty of inviting scientist-comrade 
Chelikoff to ride with us. He will explain the more 
technical aspects so that is your Excellency presses 
the release button, you will understand thoroughly 
what a mighty triumph this is for our kind of 
government!" ' 

The Dictator got to his feet and walked with 
the General to the door, and then through a 
heavily polished marble corridor toward huge 
bronze gates at the end of the long hall. They 
walked with a conscious arrogance. They were 
rulers here. They lorded it over the common man 
they professed to love. Soon they would have many 
millions more to rule. The democracies had many 
men, waiting to be enslaved when the bomb fell. 

The General said, "Perhaps we will have to drop 
a few more, after this first bomb. They are stub- 
born people, the enemy. They fight too well. Re- 
member the manner in which they fought and 
won a two-front war? No other country could 
have done it." 

His Excellency scowled blackly. "I do not forget! 
That is why I am so anxious to press the release 
button that will hurl the first of our tremendous 
K-bombs at their finest city!" 

The scientist, Chelikoff, was waiting at the big 
black car for them. He bowed as the Dictator came 
down the steps. They entered the limousine, and 



settled back as the big car purred onto the road. 

His Excellency said, 'This K-bomb, Chelikoff. 
It is three atom bombs in one, is it not?" 

"In a way, Highness. It is one hydrogen bomb 
linked with two ordinary U-235 bombs. At a cer- 
tain height above the target, the main bomb opens. 
The H-bomb, or hydrogen bomb, falls straight on. 
The other two move off at a tangent. The K-bomb 
covers an area three times as great as heretofore 
known." 

The Dictator brooded as the car whirled him 
through the outskirts of the city toward the great 
level plain where the launching cradle and wooden 
dais, and seats for one hundred thousand people, 
had been built. More than two hundred thousand 
would be there. The Dictator's secret police had 
seen to that! No man or woman who cared what 
happened to him would miss this event! The finest 
brains of the State, both in science and the arts, 
with high-ranking military and naval men grouped 
on the dais, would make this a memorable day in 
the State's history. The Dictator felt a warm glow 

go through him as he thought of all this. 

He asked, "This K-bomb will make a big hole?" 

Chelikoff laughed politely. "The biggest hole in 
the entire Earth! Fifty miles across, a mile deep — 
at least!" 

His Excellency sat back, well satisfied, a little 
smile twisting his heavy lips. Every once in a 
while he repeated, "A big hole! Fifty miles around! 
One mile deep!" The K-bomb would kill seven 
million people when it went off. The horror that 
would hit the democratic states would sweep the 
earth! 

"Then," said His Excellency, "we and our way 
of life shall rule the entire world!" 

The car moved through lanes of silent people, 
toward a great wooden platform constructed 
around a tall, glittering steel cylinder that towered 
high above the flat meadow. Sporadic cheering 
burst into a concentrated roar as the secret police 
began to stir restlessly and finger their gun-butts 
and riot clubs. His Excellency listened to the 
cheers with a satisfied smile on his thick lips. 

He said: "They will be the rulers of the world, 
those people cheering me." 

Chelikoff grinned knowingly at the Dictator. He 
said: "They will be the rulers, Excellency?" 



The Dictator's smile was an evil thing. "You 
understand me, eh, Chelikoff ?" 

"Yes, Your Excellency. You and I are the same 
kind. We both know that our State exists only on 
fear and terror. The people are nothing." 

The Dictator sighed, "Unfortunately that is 
true, Chelikoff. These cheering fools down there 
are only cattle. Worse, they are cowards, who must 
be driven to their destiny." 

» "I know, Your Excellency." 

"But enough of that, Chelikoff. There is work to 
be done. And by the way, Chelikoff . . ." 

"Yes, Your Excellency?" 

"Remember I am still the supreme commander. 
I decide who will ride to the top with me. Don't 
think that your position is secure, my friend. I 
hate smugness. You will keep working for the 
glory of the State, Chelikoff." 

For an instant fright passed across Chelikoff's 
face. When the Dictator had spoken in this manner 
to others, they had disappeared mysteriously. 
Sometimes their' bullet-ridden bodies were found 
in a ditch by an isolated road . . . and sometimes, 
they merely vanished ... the Dictator had his 
ways. 

"I have never forgotten that I owe everything 
to Your Excellency and our beloved Motherland. 
I swear that I . . .*\ 

The Dictator laughed nastily, "Enough, Cheli- 
koff. Get on with the business at hand. I was only 
joking." . 

"At once, Excellency." 

Chelikoff led the Dictator up a flight of steps 
onto a wooden platform shielded by great sheets 
of glass to protect the watchers on the platform 
from the rocket's blast. 

For a moment the Dictator surveyed the com- 
plicated control mechanism of the rocket, peering 
through the glass enclosure. Then, impatiently, 
he turned to Chelikoff. 

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"Quickly now, explain all this." He said im- 
periously. 

Chelikoff moved to his side. *The bomb is a 
great rocket, Excellency. It is fitted with many jets 
which will Ytif it high into the sky, to the rim of 
outer space. There, by automatic controls, it will 
level off and travel until it is directly above the 
target. It will then come down and . . ." 

The Dictator drew back his lips in an animal 
•mile. "It will make a hole, eh, Chelikoff? A very 



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big hole." , 

Chelikoff permitted himself the luxury of a 
laugh. "Yes, Excellency. A very big hole." 

The Dictator seemed to relax for a moment. 
"It is a new kind of warfare, this K-Bomb. It ends 
a war before it begins. No one can stand against 
us. You did a good job, Chelikoff." 

T have tried, Excellency." 

"Chelikoff," the Dictator said, "A man like you 
is valuable. 1 shall see that you get a richly de- 
served promotion after the launching." 

Chelikoff beamed. "Thank you, Excellency." 

The Dictator glanced at his watch. "It is time, 
Chelikoff. Where is the starting switch?" 

Chelikoff pointed to a lever. "Here, sir. You pull 
this and the rocket is on its way." 

The Dictator hesitated for the fraction of a 
second. Then with a resolute hand, he pulled the 
switch. The rocket bomb quivered, and with a 
mighty roar, powered by its many jets, took off. 

Chelikoff turned to the Dictator. "It is launched, 



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For a moment, the Dictator was silent. Then he 
faced Chelikoff. He said: "And now you will get 
your reward, Chelikoff." 

With an expectant smile, Chelikoff turned to 
the Dictator. He was still smiling when the head 
of the State calmly shot him. 

The Dictator looked down at the body of the 
dead scientist. He said aloud: "I can't trust a man 
like that. He is wise. Far too wise. How do I know 
that he'd never plot against me." 

He was alone with the dead man, when sud- 
denly he heard the whistle of the rocket, as it 
descended at express train speed. It came down 
swiftly, very swiftly. It headed straight back for 
its launching cradle, and the Dictator stared with 
horror at the infernal device. 

Chelikoff had been a brilliant scientist, but what 
he hadn't taken into account was that the bomb 
went up so high that the earth rotated under it. 
Since the earth rotates at 1500 feet per second, the 
rocket had to travel thousands of miles to catch 
up with the earth, and caught up at the precise 
spot from which it was launched. 

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The Dictator had time to scream, "DO SOME- 
THING CHELIKOFF! I COMMAND YOU!" 

But a dead man can not obey. And the ensuing 
explosion left a big hole. A very big hole. 

THE END 



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HfGH ABOVE THE W/ND- SWEPT PEAKS 
OF AN ASIAN MOUNTAIN RANGE, WHICH 
IS THE LAIR OF BARRAKAN, THE SPACE 
PIRATE, CAPTAIN KEN BRADY. ROCKET PILOT 
ANO HIS BUDDY, BUZZY BELL. FIGHT A WEIRD\ 
BATTLE WHEN THEY MEET THE... 

"P/RATBS OF THB AIRWAYS! " 






Captain ken brady and his co-pilot pal, 
buzzy bell, pack in preparation for 
their annual vacation from transcon- 
ti nental transport! «^ 

boy, 00 i neeo a rest! wheeling 
these 816 rocket transports back 
and forth gets monotonous/ 
it's enough to drive a man / where we 

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THOSE LITTLE FRONTIER TOWNS 
WHERE THINGS ARE MORE LIKE 

THEY WERE IN THE OLD DAYS... 
WHERE A MAN CAN FIND SOME 

EXCITEMENT. ADVENTURE, FUN... 



HEY, THE 
TELESCREEN 

IS 
RINGING/ 





WELL. WELL, A 
PERSONAL CALL FROM 
MARCUS BRAND, PRESIDENT 
OF TRANSCONTINENTAL 
TRANSPORT! I WONDER 
WHAT'S UP? 



I PONT CARE HOW 
MUCH OF A BIG SHOT 
MARCUS BRAND IS, 

HE CANT SPOIL OUR 
VACATION/ WE'RE 
LEAVING, AND 

NOTHING AND NOBODY'S 
GOING TO STOP U5... 
AND I'LL TELL HIM 
SO, TO HI6 PACE/ 



M/MMS IATWR... 



I'M SORRY TO SPOIL YOUR VACATION, 
BUT YOU MUST POSTPONE IT! I WANT 
YOU TO FLY A SHIPMENT OF THE NEW 
METAL, MARATONIUM. TO ASIA 
IMMEDIATELY/ 



BUT, SIR, 

COULDN'T ONE 

OF THE OTHER 

MEN TAKE IT 

...IT'S JUST 

A ROUTINE 

FLIGHT/ 



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I HAVE BEEN TAKEN, AND THE SHIPS 
DESTROYED BY BARR A KAN... BUT 
THIS ONE AMJST GET THROUGH I 
SOMEHOW. THE OLD PIRATE SEEMS 
TO KNOW JUST WHEN WE SEND 
IMPORTANT SHIPMENTS I MY 
BROTHER JONAS, HERE, WILL SHIP 
WITH YOU AS NAVIGATOR... THAT'S 
HOW VITAL I CONSIDER THIS JOB! 



I THINK 
CO-PILOT 

BELL 

HAS 

SOMETHING 
TO SAY TO 

YOU, SIR! 



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While captain ken brady checks the giant 
rock£t transport, an ultra-high frequency 
radio beam pierces super-sonic space toward 
a remote mountain range in tibet... the lair 
of mitros barrakan, vicious stratospheric air 

PIRATE! f 




CAPTAIN BARRAKAN,) GOOD. 
A MESSAGE HAS / HAVE 
JU5T COME IN / THE 
TELLING OF A "S CREW 
VALUABLE ROCKET A BOARD 
SHIPMENT COMING / OUR 
THROUGH TO A5IAV SHIR.. 

WE 
TAKE OFF 
IMMEDIATELY.' YOU 
CAN GIVE ME THE 
DETAILS AFTER WE 
BLAST OFF/ 



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Moments later the pirate ship 
hangs motionless behind a cloud 
bank, like a black monster ready 
to pounce upon its air-borne 

PREY/ [ 





Sw/FTLY THE HEAVY LADEN TRANSPORT 
APPROACHES, THEN WITH A SEARING BLAST 
THE PIRATE ATTACKS! 





THEY GOT THE POWER 
TUBES, KEN.' WE ONLY 
HAVE POWER LEFT FOR 
ONE 0000 SPURT! 



IT'S HOPELESS. 1 ^1 
THEY HAVE MUCH 
GREATER MANEUV- 
ERABILITY AND FIRE- 
POWER/ BUZZY, 
TURN OFF THE POWER 
AND DRIFT... I'VE A PLAN 
THAT NWQHT SAVE US.' 




Disabled, the transport drifts, buoyed 
UP BY its vacuum tanks, and the black 

PIRATE DARTS ABOUT, HERDING IT UKE A 
SHEPHERD HERDS HIS FLOCK! 



BUZZY, STEER THE SHIP EXACTLY 
WHERE THAT BLACK VULTURE WANTS 
YOU TO.' I'VE A HUNCH HE'S HERDING 
US TOWARP HIS HEAPQUARTERS I 



WHAT'S 
THIS PLAN 
YOU HAVE, 
BRAPy? 

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YOUR BROTHER HAS BEEN HIT 
TIME AND AGAIN BY THESE PIRATES 
I PLAN TO DESTROY THEM BY 

RAMMING AS SOON AS WE KNOW 
WHERE THEIR HEAPQUARTERS IS/ 

THEY'LL CLOSE IN TO FORCE US 
POWN, AND WE HAVE ENOUGH 

POWER LEFT... THOUGH THEY 

DON'T KNOW IT... TO SMASH 
INTO THEIR SHIP/ 



THEY'RE 
' ■ CLOSING 
IN NOW, 
TO FORCE 
US DOWN 
TO THOSE 

MOUNTAINS 
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PO AS THEY WISH, OR I'LL 
BLAST BRAPY WITH MY 
RAY GUN...PO YOU HEAR 
ME, BELL? 



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WHAT'S THE IDEA, 

JONAS? WE WON'T 

GET HURT WHEN 

WE RAM THEM... 

WE'LL JUMP BEFORE 

THE SHIP HITS/ WE'RE 

TRYING TO SAVE YOUR 

CARGO FROM THOSE 

PIRATES! DON'T YOU 

UNPERSTANP? 



NOT MY CARGO... MY MISERLY 
BROTHER'S/ I'M THE ONE WHO 
HAS BEEN SIGNALLING TO 

BARRAKAN ABOUT TRANS- 
CONTINENTAL SHIPMENTS/ 
BARRAKAN ANP I ARE PARTNERS/ 
MY BROTHER OWNS THE COMPANY 
AND I'M JUST A PAIP NAVIGATOR/ 
WHY SHOULD HE HAVE IT ALL? 

I GET MY SHARE THIS WAY/ 



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THIS SKUNK'S OUT 
COLP/ 



HURRY THE 'CHUTES... AND 
PUT ONE OH JONAS ANP 
SHOVE HIM OUT/ THEY'RE 
CLOSE ENOUGH NOW 
SO I CAN SET THE SHIP ON 
AUTOMATIC ANP BE SURE 
SHE WONT MISS! 



OPEN THE ESCAPE HATCH, 
BUZZY...I'M TURNING ON THE 
POWER AND AIMING STRAIGHT 
AT THE PIRATE/ HERE'S A 
LITTLE SURPRISE PACKAGE 
FOR YOU, MISTER 0ARRAKAN.' 




The drifting hulk suodenly moves, blast- 
ing WITH ALL ITS REMAINING POWER AT TH£ 
PIRATE SHIP... AND A SECOND BEFORE IT 
STRIKES, KEN AND BUZZY BAILOUT . . ! 





High in the sky, helplessly float- 
ing, THE WEIRD DUEL GOES ON! THEN 
BARRAKAN, BELOW KEN BRADY, SCORES 
A HIT. .- / " 




Mis CHUTE useless and in SHREDS 

FROM THE PIRATE LEADER'S RAY GUN 
SHOT KEN PLUNGES DOWNWARD/ 



THE ROCKET PILOT PLUMMETS TOWARD 
BARRAKAN, AND GRASPS DESPERATELY AT 
THE ONLY NEAR OBJECT IN THE IMMENSITY 
OF SPACE ... BARRAKAN HIMSELF! 







75W PARACHUTES FLOAT POWN WARP, REACH/NG 
GROUND CLOSE TO THE PIRATE'S HEAPQUARTERS, 
ANP KEN QUICKLY ROUNDS UP WE LEAPERLESS 
FREE'BOOTERS, MAKING THEM CAPTIVE f 



KEN. THIS SERIES OF CAVES IS 
THEIR HEADQUARTERS.' IT'S OUT- 
FITTED LIKE A PALACE/ THERE'S 
A SENDING SET INSIDE, TOO f 



GOOD.' BUZZV, 
YOU TIE THESE 



BIRDS UP WHILE 
I CONTACT THE 
HOME BASE ANP 
HAVE THEM SEND A 
RESCUE ROCKET/ 



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SHIP'S ON 

ITS WAY.' 

BUZZY, OLD 

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m CAN 

TAKE THAT 
VACATION...? 




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DULL ROUTINE OF ROCKET 
TRANSPORT... F/ND SOME 
EXCITEMENT, ADVENTURE, 
DANGER/ 



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FIND SOME 
EXCITEMENT, 

ADVEN .' 

SAV, WHAT DO 
YOU THINK THIS 

WAS WE'VE JUST BEEN 
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IN MV OPINION, THE ENDIN6 
FOR THIS WEEK'S *MAN FROM MARS 9 , 
PROSRAM JUST 0OE6NT 

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REALLV MOW/ IT MAKES LITTLE DIFFERENCE TO 
US IF YOU INSIST ON WEARIN6 THAT SILLY 6ET-UP 

OF YOURS EVEN WHEN YOU'RE 
OFF THE SHOW— BUT YOUR 
HAMMY 6A6S CAN BE CARRIED 
TOO FAR. WE'RE TRY/N6 TO 



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ON tN£ PIAN0T MARS- 




LOCATOR X-226 

CONTACTING LARS OF MARS 

ON PLANET EARTH. STAND BV/ 

INTERPLANETARV INTELLIGENCE 

DEPARTMENT READY TO SEND 

SPECIAL MESSAGE/ 




— AT THE MOMENT, A HI6H ALTITUDE PLANE CARRYING 
THE SPIES IS HEADED FOR THE AREA. YOU ARE 
INSTRUCTED TO LEAVE FOR OAK BIDGE AT ONCE, AND 
TO USE EVERY POSSIBLE MEANS TO SEE THAT THE 
PLAN IS NOT CARRIED OUT- THAT IS ALL— 




THIS IS INTERPLANETARV INTELLIGENCE. BY MEANS 
OF SPECIAL DETECTION BEAMS WE HAVE 
UNCOVERED A COMMUNIST PLOT TO 
DESTROY THE ATOMIC PLANT 
AT OAK RIDGE". 




AND BACK AT TNF T. V. STUDIO"- 



WHAT MADE HIM SHOOT 
OUT OF THE CHAIR THAT WAY? 





struck with wonder, the crowds marvel at the 
stranse s/sht h/sn above them— 




H SWIFT 
SUCCESS/ON, 
THE THREE 
SPIES LEAP 
FROM THE 
PLANE, ANP 
AS THE MOTORS 
PRONE INTO 
THE NIGHT, 
THREE /NKV 
F/&ORES SLIP 

SILENTLY 
EARTHWARDS— 



A PERFECT JUMP/ WE HAVE 
LANDED DIRECTLY IN THE CENTER 
OF THE MAIN PLANT. HURRY AND 
GATHER IN YOUR CHUTE. THERE 
ISN'T A MOMENT TO LOSE/ 





IN A BLAZINS TRAIL 
OF FIERY LI6HT, THE 

MAN FROM MARS 
SHOOTS UPWARD INTO 
THE HEAVENS — 




MEANWHILE, AS THE COMMUNIST 
PLANE REACH ft ITS TA86ET* 



THE PILOT SAYS WE ARE OVER 
THE PLANTS NOW. I WILL GO FIRST/ 
THEN YOU, BORIS. CHE0OV WILL 
FOLLOW. THE CHUTES WE CARRY 
ARE MADE OF BLACK SILK, ANP 
THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO 
5EE THEM FROM BELOW/ 





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AND IN THAT CAGE, I NAP 
BETTER COME M FOR A 
IANDIN6, BUT ^ASff 



I HAVE JUST TURNEP ON 
THE SWITCH. THAT MEANS WE 
HAVE TWENTY MINUTES TO 6ET 
OUT OF HERE. AFTER THAT, 
EVERYTHIN6 WITHIN A THOUSAND 
YARDS WILL BE BLOWN TO BITS/ 



THEN WHAT ARE 
WE WAITIN6 FOR— 

LET'S SO/ 






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POINTIN6 MS MART/AN WEAPON AT THe 
TRIO, LAR6 SQUEEZES THE TGI66£B— 




COUGHI 
C0V6H/ 



IN ONE BLINDING 
INSTANT, THE 
STPANGE 6A* 
SOLIDIFIES AND- 



THAT SHOULD HOLD THEM TILL 
THE GUARDS SET HERE. NOW TO 
SET RID OF THAT EXPLOSIVE 
BEFORE IT GOES OFF/ 





On a matter 

of seconds 

lars of mars 

is streaking 
through tub 
atmosphere- 
far above 
tne earth's 

SURFACE 



THERE IT 60ES— WHERE IT CAN'T 
DO ANYONE, OB ANYTHING, ANY 

HARM .'-AND 
I'LL BE MILES 
AWAY, IN a 
INSTANTS/ 





SAY, WHERE 
DID YOU DIS- 
APPEAR TO? 



I WENT OUT TO 
GET SOME AIR, BUT 
I DID THINK OF A 
SWELL FINISH FOR* 

THE "MAN FROM 
MARS'SHOW/ 




IT BEATS ME/ 
MUST BE A . 
COINCIDENCE/ 



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IT CAN END WITH THE MARTIAN 
MAN CATCHING A BUNCH OF RED 
SPIES, WHO ARE ABOUT TO BlOW 
UP THE ATOMIC BOMB PLANT AT 
OAK PID6E. HE CAN COME FROM 

THE SKY AND— 



SUDDENLY- 



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DID YOU HEAR 
THE LATEST 



FLASH? THREE REO SPIES JUST 
TRIED TO BLOW UP OAK RIDGE/ 
THE 6UARDS SAY THEY WERE 
TRAPPED BY SOME 6UY WHO . 
CAME DOWN FROM THE 6KY/ 







FOR /MVS THE FREEDOM LOV/N6 COUNTRIES OF 
TNE WORLD THP/LL TO TNE ALMOST UNBEL/EMSl^ 
STOP/-- BUT M A CERTAIN UNDERGROUND LAB - 



MY BEAUTIFUL PLAN 

SMASHED BY SOME FANTASTIC 
CREATURE,— BUT THIS ISN'T 
THE END/ SOMEDAY THIS 
MEDDLER AND I SHALL 
MEET. WHEN THAT 
MOMENT COMES, IT. 
WILL BE HIS LAST/ 



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R?HE DISTANCES BETWEEN OUR EARTH ANP THE STARS 

IS MUCH GREATER THAN WE THINK. . FOR EXAMPLE, IF A 

PLANE COULP LEAVE OUR EARTH ANP TRAVEL AT THE 

CONTINUOUS RATE OF 20O MILES PER HOUR. ITWOULP 

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OUR NEAREST STAR 



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REFLECT SUNLIGHT THEY GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF BEING 
SOLI P BAN PS. 



K?HE AURORA BOREAUS. COMMONLY KNOWN A* 
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Learn to play in a day or it costs you nothing ! We make this daring offer 
to every man or woman, boy or girl who enjoys music and who would like 
to play the harmonica. Now, for the first time, you can get a nationally 
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Hoppy's new method for playing it. Along with the music and the words 
to 200 of your favorite songs— songs that were selected so that you can 
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Expert harmonica players will tell you that the best harmonicas are the 
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Nationally Advertised Wm . Kratt Harmonica 
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